acon Linux Service

What is acon?
acon Linux service


acon service:

acon service is used for Language support. This is specifically used for languages that is written from right to left.
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Home PC : NO
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Now lets see the manual of acon service.
Manual acon:
To run Acon, simply type: acon & Acon will first search for configuration file '~/.acon.conf'. if it is not found, Acon will try '/etc/acon.conf'. If both aren't found Acon will run in the current console with the defaults.
Acon can work with more than one console. Each console can has its own font, keymap and translation data. Which means that each console can handle different codeset.
Acon can be configured in three different ways:
1- Command line options:
By using command line options, Acon won't read the configuration file. Type 'acon -?' to know what options are available.
The sequence of options is important. You first set the different options for one console and then adding it using '-s n', where n is the console number. For example '-f sample.f16 -ha -dr -s 3' sequence will add console 3 to the list of consoles monitored by Acon, with font sample.f16 using the hendi numbers and the direction of the console is from right to left. Repeate for different consoles in the same command line. The line acon -f sample.f16 -ha -dr -s 3 -hn -dl -k cp-1256 -s 4 & will run Acon in the background. Acon will work with the consoles 3 and 4.
2- configuration file:
It works in the same manner as above. But you write each option and its parameter in on line.
3- online configuration
You can configure Acon using menus at any time by pressing the key CTRL-ALT-O at the same time (use left ALT). Press CTRL-C to exit menu or ENTER to select an item. Use the 'Save' item to save the configuration to '~/.acon.conf'. Then you can change it or use it the next time you run Acon.
Hot keys:
You can press the following keys when a console monitored by Acon is the active console (you can make any console active using the kays ALT-F1 for console number 1, AlT-F2 for console number 2 and so on): CTRL-ALT-TAB : Change the direction of the console. CTRL-ALT-A : Change the language of writing(Arabic<->English) CTRL-ALT-O : Open the options menu. (use left ALT)
CTRL-left SHIFT : Change the direction of the console to LTR.
CTRL-right SHIFT: Change the direction of the console to RTL.
ALT-left SHIFT : Change the language to English.
ALT-right SHIFT : Change the language to Arabic.
Usefull hints:
-To enable 'bash' to accept and display arabic letters, create a file name '.inputrc' in your home directory containing:
set meta-flag On
set convert-meta Off
set output-meta On
-To read files which contains arabic letters using less add the flag '-r'
less -r filename
/usr/lib/acon/fonts/* font files
/usr/lib/acon/keymaps/* keymap files
/usr/lib/acon/translation/* translation files

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